Washington Post, Ann Coulter repeat debunked story of Thatcher/Palin ‘snub’

Washington Post, Ann Coulter repeat debunked story of Thatcher/Palin ‘snub’

Margaret Thatcher’s credentials as a conservative are beyond question. Unfortunately, Ann Coulter raised questions about her own political leanings today by repeating a debunked story about Thatcher and Sarah Palin during a call to Geraldo Rivera’s show on WABC Radio. The Right Scoop has the audio.

Ann Coulter pushes liberal lie to attack Sarah Palin while discussing Margaret Thatcher's death http://t.co/3P17RCDx9E

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) April 8, 2013

No, Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher never met, but it wasn’t a snub, nor did Thatcher’s office declare that “Sarah Palin is nuts,” as was reported in the Washington Post today.

5 moments that show why Margaret Thatcher mattered in American politics: http://t.co/M9V0aRSvHW

— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) April 8, 2013

In 2011, the Guardian newspaper reported that Thatcher would not be meeting with Sarah Palin during Palin’s trip to London. “Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts,” the paper quoted one Thatcher ally as saying. The rejection sparked an outcry among conservatives in the United States, lending a great deal of attention to the non-meeting.

@FixSean you printed a bogus Thatcher/Palin story http://t.co/uRajgM5GQD retract it like @BilgeEbiri did http://t.co/8wnOrpGrkI

— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) April 8, 2013

So why is Coulter repeating the bogus story years later?

@AnnCoulter Margaret Thatcher said not a word about Sarah Palin speaking. She's had dementia for years, you fool.

— John (@jhf5) April 8, 2013

'Sup @AnnCoulter. Your attack on Palin was uncalled for today. You obviously enjoy the company of rich n' famous. Also, #jealousy 😉

— Emily Baxter (@EmilyBaxter613) April 8, 2013

.@anncoulter we get that you don't like Palin. That's cool. But, you don't get to make up crap about her.

— Brian Lerch (@bdlerch) April 8, 2013

Curious why Ann Coulter would use Margaret Thatcher's death to attack Palin. Oh, forget it. #ChrisChristie

— BreitTwit (@BreitTwit1) April 8, 2013

@AnnCoulter as an avid fan, you have my respect for paving the way for others on the right. But enough with the Palin attacks, so unbecoming

— Annabella (@AnnabellaDee99) April 9, 2013

So Ann Coulter just makes things up now? Pretty sad using the death of Margaret Thatcher to spin anti-Palin story as she shills for GOPe.

— The Real BHugh™ (@TheRealBHugh) April 9, 2013

There’s been no Twitter response from Coulter yet, but she did take a shot in the right direction tonight.

From the White House:"Today, the world lost a champion of freedom, individual liberty and free markets. Annette Funicello, RIP.”

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 9, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/08/washington-post-ann-coulter-repeat-debunked-story-of-thatchers-palin-snub/

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